Full-Time Recreation Coordinator


Parks and Recreation


$22.72-$30.44 per hour, plus excellent benefits. Typically, all positions will be offered a pay rate at the beginning of the pay range listed.


Recreation programs are conducted during the day and evening hours, on weekends and on holidays. The successful applicant must be willing to work a flexible schedule which will include weekdays, evenings, weekends, split shifts, and holidays as needed.


Thursday, June 27, 2024

Duties and Responsibilities:

The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department is seeking an active, energetic, and organized leader to serve as Recreation Coordinator.  This position plans, implements and oversees City-sponsored recreational activities at our community center, parks, and/or recreational area for a variety of age groups.  Under general supervision of a Recreation Programs Supervisor, this position assists with the development, organization, and coordination of a variation of recreation programs as well as prepares and operates recreation and sports facilities including sports fields, recreational parks, and the City’s public swimming pool.  Performs a wide variety of custodial duties, administrative support, and assistance to the Recreation Programs Supervisors and/or Recreation Division Manager. The qualified candidate will also oversee, and direct volunteers and the full range of duties required to ensure that City facilities, recreation programs, activities and services are safe and effective while providing the highest level of customer satisfaction for public use. (Please see job description for full description of essential job functions and qualifications.)


  • Must possess an equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade, supplemented by two (2) years of college of equivalent education with major coursework in recreation or related field and two (2) years of work experience in recreation or closely related programs. Additional experience as outlined above can be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License at the time of hire, with satisfactory driving record and automobile insurance.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain Commercial California Class C  Driver’s License with a passenger endorsement within six (6) months of employment.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain American Red Cross Certificates in First Aid and CPR within six (6) months of employment.  If you currently possess a valid certificate, please attach a copy to your application.   
  • The successful candidate must be able to pass a criminal background screening, physical and pre-employment drug test.
  • This position participates in the DOT random drug/alcohol testing program.

Applications and full job description may be obtained on the City website at www.29palms.org or at City Hall, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 6136 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 (760) 367-6799. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City application, and incomplete applications will be rejected. Resume and cover letter may accompany application. Late applications will not be accepted after the deadline.